Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    18 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 18
  • Accreditation


A physics minor is offered with the completion of 18 credits.


Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics.

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment.

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.

Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment.

Elective Courses

Students select upper-division credits in physics, which may not count towards another major or minor.